Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford where, a disciple of Pater, he founded an aesthetic cult. In 1884 he married Constance Lloyd, and his two sons were born in 1885 and 1886.
His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and social comedies Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), established his reputation. In 1895, following his libel action against the Marquess of Queesberry, Wilde was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for homosexual conduct, as a result of which he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and his confessional letter De Profundis (1905). On his release from prison in 1897 he lived in obscurity in Europe, and died in Paris in 1900.

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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 399

    A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved This One!

    • By Kimberly Sample on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Canterville Ghost [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    The ghost that haunts Canterville Chase has built a marvelous career of midnight haunting. But when an American family moves in, they simply have no respect for permanent bloodstains....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat!

    • By debbye scroggins on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightfully silly

    • By Tad Davis on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read

    • By Jefferson on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $11.29

    • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    "Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected

    • By Jennifer on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $6.39

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection

    • By Anniebligh on 03-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Happy Prince and other Tales

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    This collection includes "The Model Millionaire", The Happy Prince", and "The Sphinx Without a Secret", and more!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Russell Bernard on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $0.83

    • El retrato de Dorian Gray [The Portrait of Dorian Gray]

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Julio Hernández
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    La obra retrata al propio Wilde y a buena parte de su mundo íntimo, poderosamente vinculado con la pasión estética....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Salomé

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Lester Fletcher
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Wilde's tradegy that tells the Biblical story of Salomé in one act. Full-cast dramatization featuring Lester Fletcher, Jack Evans, Forrest Williams and Bettye Ackerman....

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Four Plays

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Linda Barrans, Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Klett, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection contains Oscar Wilde's four best-known comedies: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; and A Woman of No Importance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic voice performance!

    • By Kristina Hernandez on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $19.99

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